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Recent articles by Mike:

Butte police officer gets deferred sentence for assaulting family member

A judge gave a Butte police officer a one-year deferred sentence for assaulting a family member in early 2022. → Read More

B-SB to builders big and small: Permits are nothing to fear

Butte-Silver Bow Planning officials hope an outreach campaign will erase misunderstandings about building permits. → Read More

Inflation, looming recession impact area economy but there's room for optimism

Inflation and a looming recession are dogging the area economy but there's good news too. → Read More

Ramsay school takes second stab at county land

School officials in Ramsay want two acres of county land for more parking and possible expansion of their building. → Read More

Cool it: Butte man faces up to 40 years if convicted in 'road rage' incident

A Butte man faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of charges tied to a "road rage" incident in December. → Read More

B-SB Council starts new year with Fredrickson at the helm

Butte-Silver Bow commissioners started 2023 with Shawn Fredrickson as chairman. → Read More

Judge says Butte man convicted of rape can seek new trial

A judge says a Butte man convicted of raping a woman in late 2019 can seek a new trial. → Read More

Cindi Shaw: Reflections on an 'Uptown girl's' 16 years as a commissioner

Cindi Shaw says helping people was her constant motivation during 16 years as a Butte-Silver Bow commissioner. → Read More

Two charged in robbery of Wells Fargo bank in Butte arraigned; third to plead soon

Two of three Kalispell men charged with robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Butte pleaded not guilty Wednesday. → Read More

Gallagher: Future ARPA meetings, if there are any, to be open

Butte-Silver Bow's top official says future ARPA meetings, if there any, will be posted for the public. → Read More

Prosecutors: Butte woman lies, gets coverage on already scorched camper

Prosecutors say a Butte woman lied and got an $8,000 insurance payout on an already burned up camper. → Read More

'No-brainer' or not open? County committee at center of open-meetings dispute

Controversy flares over whether a county advisory committee's meetings should be public. → Read More

Butte woman faces slew of animal cruelty charges, doesn't show for arraignment

The woman allegedly abandoned dogs and cats for days at a time without food or water. → Read More

'Shock campaign' on fentanyl about to hit Butte

A public awareness blitz about the dangers of fentanyl is about to get underway in Butte. → Read More

Ridge Waters cash close to 2018 opening season; indoor golf on the upswing

Revenue at Butte's Ridge Waters waterpark this summer rivals the cash it took in during its 2018 opening season. → Read More

Vermeire reflects on state Senate win; Andersen, Walker thank voters for B-SB council victories

Republican Terry Vermeire of Anaconda kept campaign simple. → Read More

Voters to decide lots of legislative, local races in southwest Montana

Voters will decide lots of legislative and local races in southwest Montana on Tuesday. → Read More

Butte man pleads not guilty to raping 14-year-old girl

Andrew Jacob Calderon remained jailed Wednesday with bail set at $250,000. → Read More

Prosecutor, judge renew prison-time warning to drug dealers in Butte

There’s a big difference between using drugs and dealing drugs in the minds of many prosecutors and judges. → Read More

Man gets five years for ninth DUI — and 'possibly' 10th or 11th

A judge sentenced a Butte man to five years in prison custody Thursday for at least his ninth DUI conviction. → Read More